The new year brings a new party to power in the House of Representatives. But after such a heated midterm campaign season, will House Democrats and the new Republican majority be able to work together?
Returning Congressman Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., told Fox News on Sunday "there's gonna have to be" bipartisanship in the 112th Congress.
But that doesn't mean it will be easy. Cohen says while he has "many great Republican friends," he's aware of the "sloganeering" used by those across the aisle.
"The other party refers to the new healthcare plan as ‘ObamaCare,'" said Cohen. "It's not ObamaCare. It's the United States healthcare plan."
Cohen added, "They don't refer to Medicare and Medicaid as ‘JohnsonCare' just because Lyndon Johnson was the president."
Despite the rhetoric, Cohen says he is looking forward to working with incoming House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
"The Republicans have the majority now and they need to make it work," Cohen told Fox News. "Speaker Boehner will reach out to some Democrats to get help to pass things that maybe some of the new Republicans won't vote for, but make the country work."
The 112th Congress will be sworn in on Wednesday.